Everton No2 Irvine close to Preston job

The Liverpool Echo reports that Everton's assistant manager Alan Irvine is on the verge of being named Preston North End's new boss.

Though the move has still to be rubber-stamped, it is understood that Irvine will end his five-and-a-half year spell as David Moyes' assistant and take over the job vacated by Paul Simpson.

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